This fascinating BBC drama is set in the darkest days of World War II when Winston Churchill (Timothy West) and his Generals - Montgomery (Ian Richardson), Alexander (Terence Alexander), Wavell (Patrick Magee) and Brooke (Eric Porter) were lacing disaster on every front. Timothy West brings a superb and convincing performance in the title role as the erratic, instinctive leader pitted against the traditional, staid and in Churchill's opinion over cautious Generals in a personal battle which influenced the future of the world. Churchill and his Generals saved over 300,000 men at Dunkirk and won the Battle of Britain. With enormous amounts of courage and skill they fought off the Luftwaffe and were instrumental in the success of the Allied invasion of Europe. This superb BBC television drama reveals that Churchill's relationships with these remarkable men and the American Generals who followed them -Dwight Eisenhower and George Marshall, were full of tension and discord.